BUDA::lab Open Makerspace

BUDA::lab is a public workshop where creatives, designers, makers, children, students and schools can get creative. Come and turn your ideas into projects, follow workshops to learn new skills and meet the community of makers!

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BUDA::lab throws open doors on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

1. About

BUDA::lab is a public workshop where creatives, designers, makers, children, students and schools can get creative. Come and turn your ideas into projects, follow workshops to learn new skills and meet the community of makers!

With a wide range of analogue and digital machines, we bring people from different sectors and disciplines together to create synergies.

The BUDA::lab is run by a community of volunteers in collaboration with Designregio Kortrijk.

BUDA::lab is an active member of the fablab movement and endorses THE FAB CHARTER "...life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them. so go out and start creating...".

(The HOLSTEE manifesto)

BUDA::lab Kortrijk is an initiative of Designregio Kortrijk in collaboration with its partners Howest, Leiedal, Voka West-Vlaanderen, Stichting Interieur and Stad Kortrijk. BUDA::lab Kortrijk is realised with the support of Interreg IVB - NWE within the PROUD project and the province of West-Flanders.

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2. Membership

If you want to use the BUDA::lab, then become a member! This for only €12 per year!

As a Budalab member you can use the workspace and machinery, the small tools and you get access to the network. Machine time and material are charged separately.

You pay your membership fee at your first visit.

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4. Machinery

BUDA::lab provides a wide range of machines and tools. Ideal for experimentation, as a prototyping and small volume production workshop, didactic space to get acquainted with new production technologies or as a brainstorming space in proximity to a 'Make studio'.

Please note:

  • Some machines must be reserved per time slot.
  • For most of the machines you need to attend a training course first, or prove that you have the necessary skills! You cannot reserve these machines without having the necessary skills. Please visit us or contact us at info@budalab.be if you want to use such a machine for the first time.


For some machines you pay per time unit, for others just the material used or a start-up fee.

Payment is always done on the spot with a bank card or bancontact app. All reservations and payments are registered in BAB. An invoice can be requested afterwards via the payment page.

  • Become a member via BAB (the first time you come you pay your membership fee)
  • Reserve the desired machine in BAB
  • Always come to the lab on time!
  • Pay with the present volunteer after use. You pay the full reserved period plus any extra time and materials used.
  • An invoice or proof of payment can be obtained through your payment in BAB. You can find all your payments on your profile page.

Hand tools

Included in the membership fee.


€10 per 20 minutes
Price list materials laser cutter


3D printers

Filament: €0,20/gram


Wood workshop

€5 per 4 hours

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€15 per 4 hours


Metal workshop

€5 per 4 hours


Snijplotter Cameo

€5 per uur

5. Workshops

BUDA::lab organises workshops for children and adults. From introductory workshops on laser cutting and 3D printing, to making your own screen print, leather accessory, wooden longboard and much more!

Would you like to pass on your skills and give a workshop in the BUDA::lab? You can! Mail for more information to info@budalab.be.

For customised workshops or demonstrations, mail info@budalab.be.

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6. Schools/Organisations

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7. Volunteers

BUDA::lab is an organisation of the VZW Designregio Kortrijk, but the daily operation is done entirely by volunteers. The volunteers are responsible for keeping the lab open, maintaining the machines and infrastructure and giving workshops. They are our biggest asset!

Who can become a volunteer?

The most important condition to become a volunteer is that you can work with the most important machines and that you have some experience with the functioning of the lab.

Mastering the laser cutter is a must, this is the most used machine and a volunteer must be able to help other members with any problems or questions.

The easiest way to get experience with the lab is to be a member for a while, visit regularly and do things in the lab.

Ask questions of other members and volunteers! This is the only way to learn.

We also have a chat group on Slack where you can ask all your questions.

We can always use new volunteers.

Do you have the necessary technical skills and would you like to join our team? Send an email to info@budalab.be or drop by!

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8. Practical

For a smooth operation, it is recommended to reserve machines.

Do you have any questions? You can ask anything on the BUDA::lab community chat, at info@budalab.be or drop by when we are open.

Visits can be made with or without a reservation (through opening hours)

E-mail address: info@budalab.be

Telephone number: 056 51 91 83

Address: Budafactory (2nd floor) Dam 2 a 8500 Kortrijk (if the front door is locked, you can ring the bell)

Opening hours

BUDA::lab is run by volunteers, so we can't guarantee fixed opening hours. Check our calendar to see when the lab is open.

3. Slack community

Ask all your questions to the BUDA::lab community via the Slack platform!

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9. Projects

Buda::lab organises and cooperates in various projects.

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